Citrix Xenapp with Nimble Storage All Flash Array

  Spoiler Alert – Nimble  All Flash Array creates great user experience with Citrix and MCS.    Overview: We purchased a Nimble CS460 X2 for our environment about 3.5 years ago. The CS460 is effectively a Hybrid Array although nimble calls it an Adaptive Flash Array... I guess because they think their caching algorithm is too... Read more »

Multi-Tenant Data Gold – How a CSP can use ExtraHop in a Multi-Tenant Private Cloud Environment

Summary:   In this article I will review how you can configure ExtraHop to get Multi-Tenant stats and dashboards which should resonate as a value add with any CSPs. It involves using ExtraHop triggers and some basic javascript. Once you understand this concept the world of possibilities open up. Items like ICA Latency Per User but... Read more »

CIO Solutions opens SLO office

CIO Solutions, which provides computer consulting, and network management to more than 100 clients, has opened an office in San Luis Obispo. The company also has an office in Goleta. The SLO office will focus on San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County with an expertise in customized information technology solutions, with all-inclusive... Read more »

CIO Solutions Wins Coveted IT Contract with Newly Merged American Riviera Bank

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jonatha King, King Communications Cell: 805.637.7494; Ofc: 805.898.8990 Email: January 27, 2016, Santa Barbara, Calif. – When American Riviera Bank (OTC Markets: ARBV) and The Bank of Santa Barbara recently merged under one name – American Riviera Bank -- each had its own IT management provider. As with most mergers,... Read more »

CIO Solutions Opens New Central Coast Office

Considered to be one of the fastest growing companies on the Central Coast, CIO Solutions has officially launched a new Central Coast technology office in San Luis Obispo. They currently provide computer consulting and network management to more than 100 large and medium-sized businesses from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles, as well as nationally and globally, including to the... Read more »

ExtraHop and VMWare vDS enables you to get deeper monitoring

  I started the process of evaluating ExtraHop’s wire data monitoring technology very excited about the possibilities and my optimism still holds after a few days. I am looking forward to diving even deeper into the technology and spending some time understanding the additional business related benefits it can provide to our customers. My personal... Read more »

Design Comparison: Nutanix vs Nimble Storage w Blades

As a disclaimer we are a Nimble Storage partner and hence most of our real world experience is with Nimble and not Nutanix. Additionally our company has been hesitant to fully buy into much of the buzz around hyper-convergence and this article may reflect some of that hesitation. However at our core we are technology... Read more »

PernixData – A review of the performance gains using HP Blades in 10Gbs Hybrid SAN environment

If you had a storage bottleneck and wanted to resolve it with software in less than 2 hours ….or…. If you wanted to have a Swiss army knife of performance enhancing techniques at your disposal enabling you to leverage the most cost effective and constantly evolving(think moore's law) components of the commodity hardware industry ….then…. PernixData was... Read more »

SilverPeak Optimizing Nimble Storage Replication – Real World Results from a Private Cloud Environment

Disclaimer: We are a Nimble Storage partner. At the time of this writing we are not a Silver Peak partner. Summary - Our environment received a 60% data reduction when using Silver Peak to Optimize a Nimble Storage to Nimble Storage replication traffic. In addition our low latency(10ms) 100Mbs WAN could not push more than... Read more »

Nimble Storage Snapshot and Thin Provisioning Efficiency – Is your SAN sufficiently efficient

The absence of real data, which is typically shielded by the spinsters in the manufacturer's marketing department and their grasp on the blogosphere, compels me to provide this information so that a prospective buyer has more than just one dimensional posts from spiceworks and vmware forums to help them in their quest to make the... Read more »